MSNBC host Joy Reid reprimanded Nicki Minaj on The ReidOut Monday for tweets the pop star posted earlier within the day that Reid thought-about to be towards getting the COVID-19 vaccine. In one tweet, Minaj stated that she wouldn’t be attending the Met Gala as a result of occasion’s vaccine coverage, stating that she needed to do extra analysis earlier than getting vaccinated. In one other, she said that the vaccine triggered impotence and swollen testicles in considered one of her cousin’s mates.
Minaj, who has greater than 22 million Twitter followers, additionally posted that she would doubtless get vaccinated earlier than happening tour. But Reid believes Minaj was sending the incorrect message to her large following.
“People like Nicki Minaj, I have to say this: You have a platform, sister, that is 22 million followers, OK? I have 2 million followers. You have 22 million followers on Twitter. For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives, my God, sister, you could do better than that,” Reid stated. “You got that platform. It’s a blessing. It’s a blessing that you got that. That people listen to you, and they listen to you more than they listen to me. For you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from a disease they don’t have to die from, oh, my God. As a fan, as a hip hop fan, as somebody who is your fan, I’m so sad that you did that. So sad that you did that, sister. Oh, my God.”
A bit of over an hour later, Minaj clapped again.
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